Sea views and savings with KZN South Coast’s incredible mid-week ‘workation’ specials

Sea views and savings with KZN South Coast’s incredible mid-week ‘workation’ specials

With working from home and home schooling becoming prevalent options for many South African families, an exciting new trend has arisen that takes advantage of digitisation and unrestricted lifestyles. The ‘workation’ trend sees families opting for mid-week specials so that working and home-schooling are effectively combined with a mini-vacation. Why work from home when you have WiFi connectivity and a sea views at one of the many incredible KZN South Coast locations?!

“Our way of life has certainly shifted this past year and we’ve noticed the welcome ‘workation’ trend that lets people continue their daily activities from anywhere with internet access,” explained CEO of USCT, Phelisa Mangcu. “With the KZN South Coast home to golden beaches, coastal reserves and endless family-friendly outings, we’re seeing more mid-week accommodation queries and our venues are responding accordingly. Parents are able to conduct their business and children attend to their schoolwork in a beautiful setting, with picnics on beaches and nature hikes replacing the monotony of home-bound routine. It’s a truly wonderful change of pace!”

USCT has put together a list of KZN South Coast venues offering fantastic mid-week specials, as well as optional extras with WiFi capabilities and back-up power so that there’s no interruption to work or schooling in the case of load shedding.

KZN South Coast mid-week specials

1. Lake Eland Game Reserve self-catering accommodation in Oribi Gorge which has hiking trails, a suspension bridge, ziplining, 4×4 driving, game viewing and birding.

Special: 30% discount mid-week special*

Contact: 039 687 0395 or reservations@lakeeland.co.za

Website: www.lakeeland.co.za

2. Days at Sea beach lodge accommodation in Trafalgar.

Special: 20 % discount mid-week special with a minimum stay of 4 nights, Monday to Friday*

Contact: 039 313 0013 or Daysatsea.hotel@gmail.com

Website: www.daysatsea.co.za

3.The Estuary Country Hotel in Port Edward.

Special: Mid-week dinner, bed and breakfast at a rate of R1 650 per couple per night sharing*

Contact: 039 311 2675 or gm@estuaryhotel.co.za

Website: www.estuaryhotel.co.za

4. Wild Coast Sun in Port Edward which has numerous sports and recreational facilities, as well as a casino, health spa and Wild Waves Waterpark.

Special: Save up to 40% from R1 785 per room per night*

Contact: 039 305 9111 or sandi.burger@suninternational.com

Website: www.suninternational.com/wildcoastsun

*Terms and conditions apply

More KZN South Coast venues with WiFi and back-up power

·     Blue Marlin Hotel in Scottburgh

Contact: 039 978 3361 or frontoffice@bluemarlin.co.za or info@bluemarlin.co.za

Website: www.bluemarlinhotel.co.za

·  Selborne Park Golf Estate, Hotel & Spa in Pennington

Contact: 039 688 1800 or 039 975 8500     or andyyoung@Selborneparkgolfestate.com

Website: www.selbornehotel.com

·  Umthunzi Hotel & Conference in Umtentweni

Contact: 039 695 0852 or reservations@umthunzi.co.za

Website: www.umthunzi.co.za

·  The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa in Oribi Gorge

Contact: 039 687 4000 or info@thegorge.co.za

Website: www.thegorge.co.za

· ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest in Harding

Contact: 039 553 0600 or charmaine@anewhotels.co.za

Website: www.anewhotels.com

·  Izotsha Creek Estate / Safforn Chefs guest house

Contact: 082 551 8196 or gail@saffronchefs.co.za

Website: www.izotshacreek.co.za

·  St. Michaels Sands Hotel

Contact: 039 315 1230 or rakesh@stmikes.co.za

Website: www.stmichaelssands.co.za

·  La Cote D’Azur self-catering accommodation in Margate

Contact: 039 312 1521  or LacoteGM@firstgroup-sa.co.za

Website: www.lacotedazurresort.co.za

·  Margate Hotel

Contact: 039 312 1410 or suzette@margatehotel.co.za

Website: www.margatehotel.co.za

·  Margate Sands

Contact: 039 312 8100 or margatesands@firstresorts.co.za

Website: www.margatesandsresort.co.za

·  San Lameer Resort Hotel and Spa

Contact: 039 313 0011 or info@sanlameer.com or reservations@sanlameer.com

Website: www.sanlameer.co.za

For more information about USCT, as well as other venues, events and activities on #KZNSouthCoast, download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app from Google Play and Apple stores or visit www.visitkznsouthcoast.co.za. USCT is also on social media – follow the ‘South Coast Tourism’ Facebook page, or @infosouthcoast on Twitter.

 

High resolution images are available upon request.

(Images: Supplied by Ugu South Coast Tourism)

Lake Eland Game Reserve.

Days at Sea. Photographer: Dr Guido Schoeldgen

The Estuary Country Hotel.

Wild Coast Sun.

Blue Marlin Hotel.

Selborne Park Golf Estate, Hotel & Spa.

Umthunzi Hotel.

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa.

Izotsha Creek Estate.

ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest.

La Cote D’Azur.

Margate Hotel.

Margate Sands.

San Lameer Resort Hotel and Spa.

About Ugu South Coast Tourism

Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT) is the official destination management organisation of the Ugu District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa. The Ugu District comprises four local municipalities that include Umdoni, Umzumbe, Umuziwabantu and Ray Nkonyeni. USCT’s mandate is to grow tourism within the KZN South Coast. This involves implementing marketing and development initiatives that are aimed at showcasing the diverse offerings and experiences of the South Coast as tourist destination. A board of directors oversees USCT, headed by CEO, Phelisa Mangcu.

About KZN South Coast

Known as the ‘Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom’, the KZN South Coast stretches 120 kilometres from Scottburgh to Port Edward and inland to Harding. Here, the spirit of adventure can be discovered among the many cultural experiences, as well as the 35 nature trails and 58 beaches, ideal for activities like river rafting, abseiling, suspension bridges, paintball, surfing, SUP, canoeing, beach horse rides, shark cage diving and free diving. Nicknamed ‘The Golf Coast’, there are 11 golf courses on the KZN South Coast ranging in difficulty, with endless hiking, mountain biking and 4×4 trails for more rugged excursions. Promoting sustainability, the KZN South Coast has a growing agri-tourism sector that offers world-class produce and hosts tours and excursions. The region boasts a number of permanently managed Blue Flag beaches, and is home to some of the world’s top diving sites, Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks. The originality continues with the annual Sardine Run, coined the #GreatestShoalonEarth, which is the largest biomass migration on earth and a marvel to witness. The region’s many nature reserves are inhabited by indigenous bird and wildlife, and it holds the title for ‘smallest desert on earth’, The Red Desert in Port Edward. The KZN South Coast is a fast-emerging MICE destination which also plays host to a number of high-profile events including the The Bike Fest, Uvukile Gospel Festival, Ugu Jazz, Ugu Film Festival and the South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series.

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